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Bulldog Yoga

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“Stand like a proud warrior,” Emily Maehler instructed the Ramona High School football team.

And she wasn’t talking about a fighting stance or even a fierce mentality. She was leading the Bulldogs in a morning yoga class, an element new to this year’s summer football training.

“Yoga is great for strength, flexibility and injury prevention,” said head football coach and Athletic Director Damon Baldwin. “Many professional athletes, professional sports teams and college programs are incorporating yoga as a regular part

Ramona 7U Pinto Red heads to World Series

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Ramona Pony Baseball’s 7U Pinto Red team will be playing in the 7U World Series in San Marcos on Friday, and will face Carlsbad, a rival from the Fallbrook Tournament held earlier this season.

The game begins at 4:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Pony fields.

The 7U Pinto Red team began its All Star season at Ramona’s RBI Invitational on Memorial Day weekend and played three games. The players then traveled to Fallbrook where they had tough competition that included Escondido, Carlsbad

Intra BU16 competes in Crusader’s Cup

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Ramona Intra BU16 soccer team played in the Crusaders Cup July 5 and 6, ending the tournament third in its bracket.

During the first game the BU16 teammates played TVSA Hawks from Temecula. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. The boys’ Saturday afternoon game against Chula Vista FC was played at Alliant University. The game ended in a 0-1 loss for Intra in the last five minutes of the game.

Six Bulldogs play in Spanos All Star Classic

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Ramona High School was well represented in the 24th Annual Alex Spanos All Star Classic football game.

Six Bulldog players and three coaches participated on the North team in the 21-17 shoot-out, won by the South team. The lead changed hands four times and the game was not decided until the final play of the game.

Nathan Cherek was a defensive standout who did the job as shutdown corner against the South’s high-powered attack. The University of Idaho-bound speedster had a key interception, broke up several passes and made a touchdown-saving

RSL offers last weekend of fall soccer registration

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Parents have just a few more days to sign up their children for Ramona Soccer League’s fall season, says the league.

The last weekend of in-person registration takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 12 and 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Quiznos, 1664 Main St., in the Stater Bros. shopping center.

Registration by mail for the fall season will be accepted until July 15. To register by mail, go to RamonaSoccer.com, fill out the registration form and send it in with the fee and a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

Intra BU16 team plays in Pegasus Cup

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Ramona Soccer League’s Intra Boys Under 16 team traveled to different locations in San Diego County to participate in the 17th annual Pegasus Cup.

The first game was June 28 in Poway against Aztecs FC Rodriguez, which ended in a 0-1 loss. Intra manager Leo Landgrave said it was a well-matched game and the boys played well.

The second game was against Arsenal FC San Diego Elite and ended in a 0-0 tie.

Academy-bound and preparing to serve

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Four Ramona High School 2014 graduates will be continuing their educations and preparing to serve the country.

Co-valedictorian Karl Sapper, Matt Lawler and Garrett Glaudini will be entering the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). Travis Kerchner will be enlisting in the Navy and attending the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

Sapper earned a 4.5 grade point average and served in FUSION, a service club. He earned varsity letters in football and tennis, played volleyball and wrestled. He was a team captain, a Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the Coaches Award in

Scheib picked as Ramona’s interim girls hoops coach

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Coach Dan Marshall decided not to resign as head girls basketball coach, but instead asked for and received a one-year leave of absence.

Longtime RHS teacher and basketball coach Ken Scheib will become the interim head girls basketball coach for the 2014-15 season, announced Athletic Director Damon Baldwin.

“Coach Scheib was the top assistant on Dan Marshall’s staff last season,” stated Baldwin in a press release. “Coach Marshall will take a year off and return as the RHS girls basketball coach in 2015-16 season. Congratulations to Coach Scheib

Ramona High selects new boys basketball coach

Ramona High School has hired Zack Cole of New Mexico to serve as head of its boys basketball program.

For the past two seasons, Cole, 34, has coached Santa Fe Indian School, a boarding school for Native Americans, and led the team to the state tournament last season. The year before he took over, Santa Fe Indian was 0-27.

“I like to coach an up tempo offense and push the ball in transition,” said Cole. “I like to coach a pressure defense. I believe in letting players be players.”

Student athletes train for fall sports

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School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean student athletes planning to compete in fall high school sports are taking it easy.

Many of those athletes are out nearly every day training and working up a sweat.

In fact, Bulldog Stadium is quite busy weekday mornings with football players performing drills on the turf and cross country athletes running around the track.

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